Initial Licensure Programs Admission Requirements
Admission Criteria for the School of Education and Human PerformanceAdmission to the university does not guarantee admission to a major in the School of Education and Human Performance. To be accepted into the School of Education, teacher candidates are required to have completed a Criminal Background Check (CBC); Tuberculosis (TB) Test; Basic Skills Statement of Understanding; School of Education and Human Performance Application; and have established their ELIS (Educator Licensure Information System for Illinois).
GPA Requirements for Student Teaching
At the time of applying for student teaching, a teacher candidate must have a cumulative program GPA of at least 2.75. One semester prior to student teaching a teacher candidate is required to have a cumulative program GPA of at least 3.0.
In addition to the GPA requirements, in order to enroll in student teaching a teacher candidate must be fully admitted to the School of Education and Human Performance as outlined above in Admission Criteria for the School of Education and Human Performance and have passed the Basic Skills Test, passed the Illinois State Board of Education Content Area Test(s) and have no outstanding negative dispositions.
Candidates must demonstrate satisfactory progress through completion of all required coursework and credit hours, including student teaching and successful completion of the edTPA, in order to be recommended for teacher licensure.
Illinois State of Board of Education Program Changes
The School of Education and Human Performance is continuously redesigning its programs based on current research, ISBE mandates, state law and the university’s conceptual framework. All teacher candidates must be cognizant of the possibility that a redesign may alter requirements included in the catalog and the program of study could be subjected to new required program changes.
Important Admission and Informational Documents
- School of Education and Human Performance Application
- Fingerprint/Criminal Background Check and Tuberculosis (TB) Test Process Instructions
- Basic Skills Statement of Understanding
- ISBE Instructions for Creating an ELIS Account, Obtaining an IEIN Identification Number and Superscoring
- Professional Educator License Disposition Instrument Policy
- LiveText Information